Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill

All the latest news relevant to the Riverside, Avondale, Ortega and Murray Hill areas.

Craft beer scene takes a hit due to COVID-19

Craft beer scene takes  a hit due to COVID-19

Before the coronavirus hit, Jacksonville was getting a reputation as a great place for craft beer. “We’ve built tourism around our breweries,” said Brock Flores, owner of Fishweir Brewing Company in Murray Hill. “We have a great beer scene.” Make that “had” a great beer scene. Jacksonville’s breweries have become one of the casualties of […]

First link of Emerald Trail to break ground this fall

First link of Emerald Trail to break ground this fall

Groundwork Jacksonville unveiled the design of the Emerald Trail Model Project — the first segment of the Emerald Trail linking Brooklyn to the S-Line Rail Link through LaVilla on June 18. Construction of the project, named the “LaVilla Link,” will begin this fall and take a year to complete at an estimated construction cost of […]

Planning Commission okays site plan for new brewery on Post Street

Planning Commission okays site plan for new brewery on Post Street

A historic structure on Post Street is one step closer to being repurposed into anew brewery. In late July, the Jacksonville Planning Commission unanimously approved the site plan and standards to turn the property into a planned unit development (PUD). The zoning application is expected to be heard by the City Council’s Land Use and […]

Residents disappointed with burial of Willowbranch Creek, flooding

Residents disappointed with burial of Willowbranch Creek, flooding

To combat erosion and shore up existing bulkheads along Willowbranch Creek between St. Johns Avenue and Olga Place, the City of Jacksonville has embarked on a $831,115 canal restoration project, however, not all residents who live near the creek are pleased with the methods the city is using to maintain the small waterway and decrease […]

Historical Society launches music history museum, concert venue

Historical Society launches music history museum, concert venue

The Jacksonville Historical Society and aficionados of music genres rooted in Northeast Florida, particularly Jacksonville, have taken on an ambitious and alluring project that is sure to draw bands and musicians to perform at a new venue in 2021.  One part museum, one part intimate concert venue, the as-yet-unnamed venture will leverage the memories and […]

Bike lanes coming to Oak Street this summer

When Oak Street is repaved this summer, it will end up with more than fresh new pavement. After City workers are done laying down the new surface, they will add two new dedicated bike lanes and remove the parallel parking on the north side of the corridor, allowing the area to connect with a planned […]

Local artists celebrate Talbot Avenue mural

Local artists celebrate  Talbot Avenue mural

A crowd of 75 residents attended a concert/poetry reading on Talbot Street to celebrate the unveiling of “Swan Dive,” a colorful, eclectic mural painted on a 140-foot fence owned by Ron and Christine Rothburg. Playing at the concert was the band, “Something and the Others,” that includes three musicians that also painted the mural. Bryn […]

Masks in place, Park & King Area Association regroups

For months, Coronavirus measures meant that the Park & King Area Association took a hiatus from its mission of serving, preserving, and uplifting the Park and King streets area. All that began to change June 11 when the group gathered at Cool Moose Café on Park Street – masks and social distancing in place – […]